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July 15, 2019 11:36 PM
Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Headed to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cisnero pitched a scoreless inning Monday against Cleveland but was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following the game, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Cisnero owns a 3.27 ERA with nine strikeouts over 11 innings this season out of the bullpen, but he'll head back down to the minors following Monday's contest. Ryan Carpenter will be recalled to start Tuesday's game in a corresponding move.

June 22, 2019 04:28 PM
Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Called up by Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cisnero was called up from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, Jason Beck of reports.

Cisnero has 48.1 big-league innings under his belt, though none have come since 2014. He owns a 2.95 ERA in 36.2 innings for Toledo this season. Carlos Torres was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

March 23, 2019 06:20 PM
Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Moves to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cisnero was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday.

Cisnero hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2014, so it's little surprise to see him fail to win a job despite a 1.86 spring ERA. He'll head to Triple-A and wait for his chance at a roster spot.

November 10, 2018 09:44 AM
Tigers' Jose Cisnero: Inks deal with Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cisnero signed a minor-league contract with Detroit on Friday that includes an invite to spring training.

Cisnero has spent the last few years outside Major League Baseball, including a stint in the Dominican Winter League with Leones del Escogido this past season. The 29-year-old right-hander has pitched in 33 big-league games, with a majority of those outings coming with Houston in 2013. He will battle for a spot in the Tigers' bullpen during spring training.

June 2, 2015 05:16 AM
Reds ink two to minor league deals
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Reds signed infielder Ivan De Jesus and pitcher Jose Cisnero to minor league deals.

June 1, 2015 08:12 PM
Jose Cisnero transferred to 60-day disabled list
by Chris Cwik |

Astros pitcher Jose Cisnero has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday.

Cisnero had Tommy John surgery in late May, and isn't expected back the rest of the year. He posted a 9.64 ERA over 4 2/3 innings. 

June 1, 2015 08:35 PM
Jose Cisnero undergoes Tommy John
by Chris Cwik |

Astros pitcher Jose Cisnero underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

Cisnero was slated for the surgery for some time. It was deemed "successful" by the team. Cisnero posted a 9.64 ERA in 4 2/3 innings.

June 1, 2015 08:49 PM
Tommy John surgery in cards for Jose Cisnero
by R.J. White |

Astros pitcher Jose Cisnero is headed for Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow, reports.

Cisnero was placed on the disabled list last week with elbow discomfort, and the worst-case scenario has come to pass. He finishes the 2014 season with a 9.64 ERA in 4 2/3 innings.

June 1, 2015 08:55 PM
Paul Clemens up, Jose Cisnero destined for DL
by Marty Gitlin |

The Astros have recalled right-hander Paul Clemens from Triple-A Oklahoma City a week after demoting him. He is set to join the team Friday, per He will replace DL-bound fellow reliever Jose Cisnero. Cisnero has been dealing with an elbow issue

June 1, 2015 08:56 PM
Jose Cisnero dealing with elbow discomfort
by Igor Mello |

Astros reliever Jose Cisnero returned to Houston and was examined by a team doctor on Thursday after experiencing discomfort in his elbow, reports. Cisnero experienced the discomfort Tuesday against the Tigers. He game up two runs in an inning of work during that outing.

"He had some discomfort, and so we let him come in the next day and get evaluated and we felt we needed to have him see our doctors and we sent him here," general manager Jeff Luhnow said.

June 1, 2015 09:10 PM
Astros place Matt Albers on DL, promote Jose Cisnero
by Marty Gitlin |

The Astros have placed reliever Matt Albers on the disabled list retroactive to April 22 with tendinitis in his shoulder. They have promoted fellow right-hander Jose Cisnero to take his place.

Albers was off to a strong start. He's given up 10 hits, but just one eanred run, in 10 innings and owns a 0.90 ERA.

June 1, 2015 10:01 PM
Astros reassign five players to minor-league camp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Astros reassigned five players to minor-league camp Sunday, including relievers Jose Cisnero and Chia-Jen Lo. The three other players demoted were Collin McHugh, Rudy Owens and Tyler Heineman.

June 2, 2015 07:41 PM
Astros demote struggling Jose Cisnero to minors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Astros optioned reliever Jose Cisnero to Triple-A Oklahoma City Wednesday. The right-handed reliever has been mired in a slump, posting a 10.80 ERA and 2.70 WHIP in his last 12 outings.

June 2, 2015 07:50 PM
Astros to go closer-by-committee
by Jeff Lippman |

The Houston Astros will go to a closer-by-committee approach to the ninth inning after trading Jose Veras to the Tigers, reports Tuesday. Houston plays at Baltimore beginning Tuesday night. 

Jose Cisnero, Travis Blackley and Chia-Jen Lo could all be options to get the ball for manager Bo Porter in the ninth. 

June 2, 2015 07:52 PM
Looking at the Astros' closer candidates
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Astros have yet to name a closer to replace Jose Veras, who they traded to the Tigers Monday, and if I had to guess, I'd say they go with a committee to start out. Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields were both mentioned as candidates this spring, and you have to figure Wesley Wright will factor against lefties.

But inevitably, every committee leads to one guy stepping up and claiming the role for himself, and the obvious candidate to do that here is Jose Cisnero. He's a hard-thrower with strikeout-per-inning stuff, and though his 3.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP don't seem like anything special, both are skewed by a particularly ugly outing on May 11 in which he gave up eight hits and six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. Remove it from the equation, and he has a 2.33 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the year.

Still not impressed? Yeah, OK. Well, everyone left in the Astros bullpen has a high ERA and WHIP, which is probably the takeaway here. Though Cisnero is the reliever to target in deep leagues where saves are nowhere to be found on the waiver wire, you probably shouldn't bother with him outside of those leagues.

June 2, 2015 07:57 PM
Who would be next up to close for Houston?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Our Jon Heyman is reporting Astros closer Jose Veras is drawing considerable trade interest and appears likely to be dealt by the July 31 trade deadline. If that happens, then who closes for Houston?

That's a great question given the state of the team's bullpen. Astros' relievers have combined for the worst bullpen ERA (5.04) in the majors. In fact, Veras has the lowest ERA (3.12) among Houston's relievers. 

In the event of a Veras' trade, the top internal candidates to take over as the team's closer are Jose Cisnero, Wesley Wright, Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields

If you asked me this question in late June, then Cisnero would have been the easy choice. He was a rising arm in Houston's bullpen and gaining the trust of the coaching staff. However, he has struggled lately. He's walked 12 batters in his last 11 2/3 innings and has a 9.95 ERA in his last seven outings.

Fields could be a future MLB closer, but he has a 6.61 ERA. Wright could be more valuable as a lefty specialist and setup man. Also, Wright's name has come up in trade rumors, so he might be on the move as well. Ambriz is second on the team with two saves and has 13 holds, but also has a 5.66 ERA and 1.77 WHIP.

If Houston manager Bo Porter loses Veras, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he chose a closer-by-committe approach. But if I had to stash one player in Fantasy, then I'd think I'd make it Cisnero since he does have plenty of upside.

June 2, 2015 09:55 AM
Jose Cisnero a closer in waiting?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Depending on how the roster looks after July 31, the Astros will consider Jose Cisnero for the closer's role, if there is an opening, according to the Houston Chronicle. Astros pitching coach Doug Brocail said the front office allows club to experiment, which makes it easier to try out different situations during the season.

June 2, 2015 09:56 AM
Astros gaining confidence in Jose Cisnero
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Astros manager Bo Porter said Sunday reliever Jose Cisnero has earned the opportunity to pitch in high-pressure situations after he tossed two scoreless innings and picked up the relief win Saturday against the Cubs.

"He's proven us right many times already," Porter said, per "There's nothing that's going to stop us from putting him into any situation because he's responded quite well. You look at his demeanor on the mound, and it doesn't change. He continues to make quality pitch after quality pitch, and we have all the trust in the world and belief that he can get the job done."

Cisnero has a 2.20 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 32 2/3 innings in his rookie season. However, he has been much improved lately, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and three holds in his last 12 2/3 innings.

"Gradually, we've put him into some more intensified situations, and he's answered the bell every time," Porter said. "I think moving forward, he's gaining more confidence, we're gaining more confidence in him, and we believe that he'll be a vital part of the success of this organization for many years moving forward."

June 2, 2015 11:07 AM
Astros have starting decisions to make
by Jeff Lippman |

The Astros have made a change to their starting rotation. Manager Bo Porter has removed Brad Peacock and sent him to the bullpen. The team hasn't decided who will replace him Thursday against Detroit, though CBS Sports Baseball Insider Danny Knobler has some thoughts on the matter. 

Houston's best possibility to replace Peacock comes in Jordan Lyles, who would be on normal rest for Thursday if called up. He is 2-2 with a 5.32 ERA over six games and five starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City. 

Jarred Cosart is another option. He has better numbers than Lyles. He is 2-0 with a 2.86 ERA over five appearances and four starts with the RedHawks, including 23 Ks over 22 innings. 

The last options could come from the bullpen in long men Paul Clemens or Jose Cisnero. Through 25 games, the Astros' starters have the highest ERA in the majors at 6.34 and have pitched the fewest number of innings per start at 4.6. 

Situational Stats
vs LHB 4.000 6.75033
vs RHB 7.000 1.29016
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2013HOU22 4.122800002 43.2492320512241
2014HOU00 9.64500001 4.28550045
2019DET00 3.27900001 11.011641049
Total 22 4.404200004 59.1683429613055
Batting Stats
2013HOU28100000100 .000 .000 .000
2014HOU5000000000 --- --- ---
2019DET9000000000 --- --- ---
Total 42100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2014HOUP5000000 ---
Total  420853001.000
More Pitching Stats
2013HOU53946 0.8951121 .283198 14.8 .4622
2014HOU017 0.1410000 .40025 23.1 .4501
2019DET01014 0.7110000 .26248 12.3 .4521
Total 55067 0.7871121 .289271 15.0 .4604
Minor League Pitching Stats
2008 R-Houston03 3.10106002 29.0181510041134
2009R-Greeneville42 3.601313000 55.0322522583064
2010AFX-Lexington Legends86 3.652626000133.01066954111565126
2011AFA-Lancaster Jethawks811 6.072727000123.0115888313875152
2012AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw41 4.5488000 39.2522320131832
2012AA-Corpus Christi Hooks96 3.402020210108.29344417346116
2013AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw11 8.66121000 17.2251817221324
2014AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw00 2.4560000 11.053310418
2015AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo00 3.3840000 5.12220046
2016AAA-Sultanes de Monterre00 5.25130001 12.0139720616

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